Monday, December 23, 2013

The Mirror المراية (Naglaa Fathy) - (1970) Egyptian one-sheet


The Mirror (1970) - (Naglaa Fathy) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian film poster designed by Mohammad Abdel Aziz and Ahmed Fouad to promote the 1970 Ahmed Diaeddin 89-minute black-and-white film The Mirror [al-maraya] starring Naglaa Fathy as Karima based on story, screenplay and dialogue by Mohieddin Aref with cinematography by Adel Abdel Azim. Plot summary: Karim's [Abdel Moneim Madbouly] first daughter Karima had breathtaking beauty. She loved a boy named Kamal [Samir Sabri] whose wealth she envied, but at the same time she was madly in love with her cousin, an ambitious engineer named Ahmad [Nour El-Sherif]. Meanwhile her sister Hoda's life had long been limited since her cousin had been chosen as a husband and they loved each other. The mother pushed her daughter Karima towards Kamal, but Karima's heart was with Ahmad. In light of Karima's ambivalence Ahmad saw no way out other than a relationship with his colleague Safa, while Kamal distanced himself from Karima and married a rich girl. Karima had fallen victim to her own ambivalence. Meanwhile her sister Hoda introduced her to an Arabic language teacher at the school where she worked, professor Younes, and tried to present her to him as a bride, but he quickly discovered she was worthless because she did not know how to do anything around the house. She was so interested in clothing and decorations that she became sick, and in the efforts by the physician, the sister, her husband and the father to heal Karima, Hamdi sent a letter to summon Ahmad to come and cure Karima, but she could not accept his marriage. She tried to separate them but failed and became disgusted with her own life. She rejected her mother's advice about making a new commitment to the completion of her studies.

Cast and crew: Ahmed Diaeddin, Naglaa Fathy, Mohammad Abdel Aziz, Ahmed Fouad, Nour El-Sherif, Adel Imam, Zizi Mustafa, Zuzu Shakeeb, Amal Ramzy, Abdel Moneim Madbouly, Abdel Moneim Ibrahim, Mimi Shakeeb, Adel Abdel Azim, Samir Sabri, Ibrahim Saafan, Malek Sokar, Taghrid al-Bashbishi, Ahmed Abu Abih, Ibrahim Nasr, Nagi Sayed, Mohieddin Aref, Salah al-Eskanderani

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